About Miracle Foundation

A Family for Every Child in our Lifetime

“Impossible is just an opinion”



photo: Lynne Dobson

A Family for Every Child in our Lifetime

For the past 24 years, Miracle Foundation has improved the lives of more than 45,000 orphaned and vulnerable children.

To accomplish this, we developed our revolutionary Thrive Scale™ methodology based on 5 well-being domains and the UN Rights of the Child. This tool allows us to collect and track data across a wide spectrum of health and wellness factors to give every child the chance to reach their full potential. 

After years of on-the-ground experience and careful analysis, we are turning our expertise from orphanages to families and leading a global movement to bring children home whenever possible. We’re also training the social workforce on alternatives to orphanage care, reaching into communities to strengthen Child Protections Committees at the local level, incentivizing youth, and identifying vulnerable families long before the need for child placement arises.

We’re also applying our technology and measurement skills to the US Foster Care System, connecting families to vital services through an easy-to-use app and streamlining the complex reporting requirements that  foster families face.

Miracle Foundation is an international nonprofit for children, headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in New York City and New Delhi. 

We believe in collaboration as we know this work is bigger than any one organization. We are part of a global network of nonprofit organizations leading the worldwide movement to end the need for orphanages in our lifetime.

Caroline holding a child


How our founder was inspired to start a charity for children

Miracle Foundation was born on Mother’s Day 2000. Our founder Caroline Boudreaux set off on a trip around the world and found herself at an Indian orphanage in a remote village in Odisha. She was haunted by the conditions in which the orphaned children lived, but captivated by their strength, beauty and untapped potential.

Watch Caroline’s Story.

photo: Lynne Dobson

86% of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs.  Learn more about where your money goes.

The UN Rights of the Child
are at the heart of everything we do. We work hand-in-hand with local leaders and families to activate each of these rights so children can reach their full potential.

photo: Beth Jansen

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